Since Paris Transform 2012, TIBCO made great strides in strengthening our position as a vendor with feet in today and a strong focus on the future. COO Murray Rode took the stage at Transform 2013 to give the audience a look back at where TIBCO has been in the last year.
For starters, TIBCO crossed the $1 billion mark for annual revenue, a level reached by very few software companies in history. We did that by continuing to invest in new technologies while staying true to the company’s mission, which Rode described as, “to get the right information to the right place, at the right time, and put it in the right context to make the world a better place.”
To accomplish that mission, Rode pointed out TIBCO’s big moves forward across their five specific product families over the past 18 months:
- Automation — New low-latency appliances and improvements in connectivity and manageability of data.
- Event processing — Capabilities for managing machine data, extreme volumes of data and data streaming.
- Analytics — A 10x increase in performance, new statistical engines, new data sources, and mapping capabilities.
- Cloud — The release of Cloud Bus for iPaaS, rearchitecting of loyalty, and improvements to mobile.
- Social — More device coverage, integrations, better user experience, and rapid release capabilities.
Rode pointed out that TIBCO products are used broadly across many industries, including financial services, telecom, government, energy, life sciences, insurance, logistics, and retail. Led by a need to sense and respond to customers wherever and whenever, retail was listed as the fastest growing vertical of the past year.
TIBCO’s Goals Going Forward
Rode said TIBCO’s goals were creating and selling a platform for a changing world while leading strategic product segments. TIBCO also needs to ensure we stay nimble and innovative as we grow to a multi-billion dollar business.
Staying nimble matters enormously as TIBCO sits at the intersection of big shifts toward mobility, real-time, cloud, and social.
Rode wrapped up by telling the audience that TIBCO is making big bets in the areas of technology most likely to be at the center of complexity and growth; analytics, integration and cloud.
- Analytics – With analytics on fire in the marketplace, TIBCO Spotfire continues to garner an outsized level of attention and growth that isn’t expected to diminish any time soon.
- Integration – While integration has been around since the first two applications needed to be joined up, big data causes organizations real challenge unless they can streamline the way their applications consume and share data.
- Cloud – Still in its early days, there’s an inevitability to cloud will push its growth relentlessly in the coming years.
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